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The Four Most Common Invisalign® Myths Debunked

Woman,Wearing,Orthodontic,Silicone,Trainer.,Invisible,Braces,Aligner.,Mobile,OrthodonticEverybody loves a beautiful smile. It lights up the room and instantly puts everyone at ease. You, too, can have that beautiful smile thanks to Invisalign — a nonsurgical procedure that gradually straightens your teeth.

Invisalign is a simple but extremely effective solution that realigns your teeth over time. Clear aligners are made from molds of your teeth. These aligners act like braces, but they do not require any. They’re made from a clear FDA-approved medical-grade polymer (plastic).

For those of you thinking about Invisalign but are concerned because of something you’ve heard, here are the most common Invisalign myths debunked.

Wearing Invisalign Is Painful

There is nothing painful about wearing Invisalign. Even if you did feel some pain, you would simply remove the aligners and notify your dentist. You’ll usually feel some initial pressure when wearing custom-made aligners. However, this is a good sign as it indicates the aligners are doing their job and starting to move your teeth into place.

Invisalign is New and Unproven

Another myth is that Invisalign is a new, somewhat risky, and unproven solution for straightening teeth. Nothing could be further from the truth. Invisalign was introduced in 2000 and has gone through several different advancements. According to Invisalign, over 17 million people have used Invisalign to straighten their teeth and improve their smiles.

Invisalign is Just Like Braces

Another myth is that there’s no difference between having braces and wearing Invisalign. Not true. Unlike braces, Invisalign has no metal or elastics, and you never need to have them tightened.

You simply wear new Invisalign aligners every couple of weeks. These aligners are completely transparent, and patients often feel better about wearing them than braces.

Only Teenagers Wear Invisalign

People of all ages wear Invisalign aligners. It has nothing to do with your age and everything to do with whether you qualify for using them. While there are some conditions where Invisalign can’t be used, for the most part, they are a universal solution regardless of your age.

Book Your Invisalign Appointment With Golden Dental Solutions Today

Dr. Dallas D. Kenson, Dr. Andrea Leung, Dr. Evelyn Qi, and the rest of the Golden Dental Solutions staff will help answer any questions you might have concerning Invisalign.

If you’re interested in how Invisalign can help improve your smile, please contact us online or call us at 303-277-9600.

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